About Chickita

Gender: Female
Current Tag Id: 158608

Chickita was rescued for cold stress in Ft. Pierce, St. Lucie County, Florida on February 15, 2019. She was 171 centimeters long and weighed 174 pounds at the time of her rescue. She was taken to Miami Seaquarium for care. She was released on March 2, 2020 at CCEC in Brevard County. She was 221 centimeters and weighed 660 pounds

  1. 07/13/2020 11:30 AM
    • Chickita was bottom resting next to a seawall in Vero Beach. She later began milling around pilings and ate a few floating leaves in her path. She moved over to where mangroves were hanging down and ate some leaves. After a few minutes, she began bottom resting again and continued to do so for the remainder of the visual. She had GI several times throughout the visual. 

  2. 06/04/2020 09:00 AM
    • Chickita was traveling in the canal with a few manatees towards the Indian River. They all stopped and began feeding on vegetation that was floating by in large amounts from a spilllway upstream. She pulled several large patches and smaller clumps of mangrove leaves into her mouth. She then began socializing with the manatees around her, ate more, then socialized again. They later traveled away and down another canal, then back towards Indian River.

  3. 04/07/2020 11:00 AM
    • Chickita was socializing with another manatee in the Indian River, for a lot of the visual. They were chasing each other around and bumping noses at the surface. She eventually ended up with a whole group and started cavorting with them. She cavorted for the rest of the visual.

  4. 04/03/2020 11:15 AM
    • Chiquita was with many other manatees, in the Indian River, feeding, tossing her head way up out of the water. She fed for most of the visual, stopping only to socialize and travel briefly. 

  5. 03/12/2020 09:45 AM
    • Chickita was cavorting with a group of manatees, then she moved off to the side and milled around. She began bottom resting next to a few other surface resting manatees. Soon after, all the manatees spooked and she took off traveling. She traveled for awhile, then began milling. She then bottom rested for the remainder of the visual.


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